Also don't forget that DraftExpress is pre-draft measurements. I grew another 2-3 inches after the age of 19.
Seems to me like a fair number of Demar type guys end up being above average defenders after a few years in the league...having a hard time naming any off the top of my head . Sprewell? Starks? MoPete...?
Give this guy 1-2 more years under Casey, I guarantee he will become a good defender, I mean if Andrea Bargnani's defense can improve the way we saw it did early in the season with no training camp, Demar's can improve too. The focus is now defense, and I have faith in Casey to teach these guys how to play hard on that side of the ball.
The problem is his bizarre sense of entitlement
His tweet and spat with Casey last year showed that for sure. Demar 'plays' small - which is what people are seeing, regardless of physical dimensions. Wouldn't be surprised to see him shipped out at the trade deadline.
Did some google work, found this at http://blogs.thescore.com/raptorblog...88-raptors-85/3- DeMar DeRozan had another nice night offensively, scoring 17 points on 14 field goal attempts to go along with a couple of boards, an assist, a steal and two blocks. DeRozan scored all of his points through the first three quarters, however, as he was curiously stapled to the bench for much of the fourth quarter. I’m not sure if Dwane Casey was unhappy with something about DeMar’s game tonight, if he was simply sticking with a lineup that had them in a close game down the stretch, or if it was all part of the Tank Nation “conspiracy” (sarcasm by the way, as I can’t see Casey stomaching a purposeful tank). Whatever it was, DeMar didn’t know the reason either, or he did, and just wasn’t happy with it:
28 Feb 12
For the record, that tweet has now mysteriously disappeared. The NBA’s twitter policy does state that players can’t tweet until after they “have finished their responsibilities after games.” The game finished around 10:30. DeMar’s tweet was sent at 11:13. Hopefully one of the beat reporters can confirm soon enough whether DeMar completed his post-game responsibilities before tweeting. Either way, expect insane reaction, massive speculation and maybe even some confusion over what this tweet was really about, if we haven’t already figured it out.
Took place after the Rockets game
But I think things were fine afterwards, though you never know (like what happened with JJ)
http://www.examiner.com/article/game...-over-warriorsDidn't catch DeMar DeRozan's Twitter mini-controversy until after I recapped Friday night's game. While it was juvenile and once again highlighted the double-edged sword that is social media, at least DeRozan rebounded from a tough night in the right way. The 22-year-old downplayed the tweet as vented frustration (Casey, for his part, saw some good in the fact that DeRozan was angry) and then proceeded to earn nearly a full game's worth of minutes on Sunday.
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These are the numbers that told us Barkley was 6'8" and Shaq weighed 280.
Combine measurements might get outgrown occasionally (Not usually) but they are way more reliable than the press guides, which are basically wholesale lies.
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